Mishthi Music

We are an online mixtape for Brown-ish music. We sometimes also actually make mixtapes - see BeatsForBangladesh.org for our latest creation.

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War of the Words: Rap Battles in Nepal

My instinct within the first ten seconds of listening to this track was to hate it. The song title "Wigidi Wac" was so problematic and the video couldn’t be more cliched. But one minute into it, I was like heroin addict fiending for more. I loved the how the production samples heavily from 90s throwbacks. I love how parts of the video are filmed on the streets of Pakistan. I love Adil Omar’s deadpan flow.


I checked out the TMVSC (short for "The Miami Vice Sound Crack" and hailing from LA) album over at bandcamp - the WAC TAPE - and I absolutely love how 90s it all sounds with the fantastic samples and that new millennial twist. And, of course, an ill flow from all the folks rapping on this.


[Harish] Raghavan has played/toured with Kurt Elling, Taylor Eigsti, Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire, Eric Harland, Mark Turner, Aaron Parks, Greg Osby, Billy Childs, Benny Green, Geoffry Keezer, Terrell Stafford, Mike Moreno, Rodney Green, Logan Richardson, Fabian Almazan, Justin Brown, Dayna Stephens, Julian Lage, Gerald Clayton, Marcus Gilmore, Walter Smith III, among others.
Raghavan grew up in Northbrook, Illinois, just north of Chicago. At age eight he began studying Western and Indian percussion, and later switched to the double bass at seventeen. He studied bass with John Clayton at the University of Southern California and also with Robert Hurst. During his years in Los Angeles he recorded and played with many legendary West Coast musicians.
In 2009 he was a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition.
Raghavan is a regular instructor at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and the Jazz at Centrum summer program in Port Townsend, Washington. He is featured on pianist Taylor Eigsti’s 2010 Concord release, Daylight at Midnight.

[Harish] Raghavan has played/toured with Kurt Elling, Taylor Eigsti, Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire, Eric Harland, Mark Turner, Aaron Parks, Greg Osby, Billy Childs, Benny Green, Geoffry Keezer, Terrell Stafford, Mike Moreno, Rodney Green, Logan Richardson, Fabian Almazan, Justin Brown, Dayna Stephens, Julian Lage, Gerald Clayton, Marcus Gilmore, Walter Smith III, among others.

Raghavan grew up in Northbrook, Illinois, just north of Chicago. At age eight he began studying Western and Indian percussion, and later switched to the double bass at seventeen. He studied bass with John Clayton at the University of Southern California and also with Robert Hurst. During his years in Los Angeles he recorded and played with many legendary West Coast musicians.

In 2009 he was a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition.

Raghavan is a regular instructor at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and the Jazz at Centrum summer program in Port Townsend, Washington. He is featured on pianist Taylor Eigsti’s 2010 Concord release, Daylight at Midnight.

I have been a huge remote fan of the Portland based DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid!. I am so excited when today I saw that The Incredible Kid! has the most amazing Desi and Latino mashup mix available on soundcloud. This mix was created in honor of the one-year anniversary of DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid’s Tropitaal Desi Latino Soundclash party.

Who is The Incredible Kid?

Beginning with incorporating Asian Drum and Bass, Reggaeton, and Meren-Rap songs into his late ’90s house party sets, The Incredible Kid built his reputation igniting Portland, Oregon dance floors with the incendiary urban sounds of international dance music. In late 2000 The Kid introduced DJ Anjali to the dancing masses, and the two spearheaded the Bhangra and Bollywood scene in Portland through their Andaz night, still running strong since its debut in July of 2002. Alongside fellow DJ E3, the two initiated the Global Bass scene in Portland when they founded the club night Atlas in November of 2003. In 2013 Anjali and The Kid introduced their newest party: Tropitaal a Desi Latino Soundclash.

Trust -once you listen to this mix, you will be downloading this track to be listening to it constantly this summer. Now, how to get Tropitaal to Los Angeles…?